Attorney Jeffrey P. Coleman answers a common question about Long Term Care.
In developing a long-term care plan, an individual needs to look at the assets and what might be available. If long-term high skilled nursing care was required, there are certain circumstances where transfers can be made to other members of the family that could help qualify an individual for Medicaid. However, this must be done very, very carefully. The services that provide Medicaid have the ability to “look back” quite a few years, as much as five years, to determine if these transfers were made and if they were made, were they made lawfully under the existing law in effect. You need to have a Florida attorney that is experienced in these areas in order to put a plan together that makes sense for your family.